Two one-act plays: Krapp's Last Tape and The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter03/12/19
Krapp’s Last Tape by Samuel Beckett. Directed by Peter Russell
A late evening. An old man, drinking heavily, sits at a table on which is a tape recorder. He listens to his earlier life being described by a younger self and struggles to relate to this energy, this strong sense of expectation. Where did it go? “Perhaps Beckett’s most perfect piece of writing for the theatre … a dialogue, between the old man and his middle-aged self is made possible by the magnectic tape recorder.” John Fletcher.
Character needed: Krapp, an elderly man.
The Dumb Waiter by Harold Pinter
Gus and Ben are two men, in a room, waiting - but what for? The waiting and the silence is threatening, so they talk, read from the newspaper, chat, indulge in banter. A struggle for dominance goes on - but who's going to end up on top? Tense, funny and bizarre.
Ben: the older man. Seems in control, experienced at this sort of thing but still tense. Probably a Londoner with a local accent.
Gus: the younger man, nervous, less experienced. Wants to please. A regional accent needed.
Performances: Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 February 2020 at 7.30 pm
Reading and Introduction: Tuesday 3 December at 7.45 pm
Auditions: Thursday 5 December at 7.30 pm and Sunday 8 December at 2.30 pm
A Salisbury Studio production